A message from Peace Corps Guinea director Steve Peterson:
Labor unions in Guinea have called for nationwide strikes to start on Wednesday, January 10th, with no pre-determined duration indicated. We anticipate disruption of basic services throughout Guinea and feel that providing adequate logistical support to a group of 44 new trainees during this period would be difficult and uncertain. As such, we have decided to postpone the arrival of the next training class (G13) by three to four weeks.
Peace Corps Washington is currently working to reconfirm an itinerary for a new arrival date, tentatively scheduled for February, 3rd (staging tentatively scheduled for January 31st in Philadelphia), but possibly a few days later. We will confirm new dates as soon as possible.
Peace Corps/Guinea appreciates everyone's patience and looks forward to receiving this new group of trainees in early February 2007.